[Pdns-users] Confused about PDNS versions in distro package repos

mike mike+lists at yourtownonline.com
Sun Jan 6 17:58:54 UTC 2019

On 1/6/19 9:54 AM, Nick Williams wrote:
> I hate how confusing package versions are in distro package repos…
> (and that’s a systemic issue with repos, not a problem made by the
> fine folks here).
> I’m using Ubuntu 18.04 (bionic). I’m trying to decide if I can/should
> just use the PDNS package in its distro package repo, or if I should
> use repo.powerdns.com <http://repo.powerdns.com>.
> The PDNS Authoritative version reported in Ubuntu’s repo
> (https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/pdns-server) is 4.1.1-1. But
> 4.1.1-1 isn’t an actual PDNS version. So is it actually 4.1.1, or is
> it 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, or 4.1.5? Does anyone here even know the
> answer to that (seems like a big mystery of the universe to me)? Or
> maybe know where I can find this information?
> Would it, instead, be in my best interest to just use
> repo.powerdns.com <http://repo.powerdns.com> so as to make sure I get
> the latest patch-version bug fixes?

I had that exact same problem too. Go ahead and use
https://repo.powerdns.com/, the instructions for ubuntu are spot on.


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